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post #1 of 11 Old 10-13-2011, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Well I finally got around to drawing again. Its been a few years since I've done more than a doodle every now and then but since I'm now working somewhere that I literally sit in a room doing nothing for 6 and a half hours I have a lot of free time! Sorry for the terrible quality pictures I only have a cell currently for a camera. I only noticed after I took a pic of the portrait one that the eye is too high, too bad I like to draw with pens :S. May do some more on that one. Please critique I'd like to get better
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-13-2011, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Back ends too big for the front on the rearing one argh
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post #3 of 11 Old 10-23-2011, 04:35 PM
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Looking good! I love the second one especially ;)

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post #4 of 11 Old 10-23-2011, 04:40 PM
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ohhh good start :) x
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post #5 of 11 Old 10-27-2011, 07:14 PM
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They look very nice. And props to you for drawing in pen. Scares me too much to try!
I really like the second one. And like you said, fix the hindquarters a lil bit and it's set. For the first one in addition to the eye I noticed that the nose should be a little bigger. This is actually a problem that I have. I do the entire drawing, finish, then come back the next day and can't figure out why it looks so...'off'. That's usually when I call my mom and ask her to take a look at it. First words usually are, the nose isn't big enough. I have to make it a point as I draw it out to concentrate on the nose.
But you pretty much critiqued yourself right on the dot. Look forward to seeing more!
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post #6 of 11 Old 10-27-2011, 11:27 PM
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What a nice critique by midwestern girl! I agree with her , though I like the first drawing better. The nostril is much too small, but the treatment of the ears and eyes is superb.
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-27-2011, 11:36 PM
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They are amazing drawings - love the softness of the eyes :)

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-28-2011, 01:20 AM
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You've been inspired by this guy like many, many other people, huh? This ol' stallion sure gets around. I remember attempting him once, too, though I'm pretty sure the evidence is long since destroyed!



















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post #9 of 11 Old 10-28-2011, 01:30 AM
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Bubba,

You sure have sharp eyes! Are these pieces of artwork yours? Pretty darn nice.
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post #10 of 11 Old 10-28-2011, 01:35 AM
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Oh lawd no, not mine. Google. ;)
My attempt was in seventh grade, if I recall, and probably looked more like this:

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